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GRIPonMASH received significant EU funding to improve prevention and care of Metabolic dysfunction-Associated SteatoHepatitis (MASH)

GRIPonMASH, a newly founded consortium consisting of 27 European institutions and companies, has bundled resources to bring about a transformational change in the detection and treatment of Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD). Supported by the Innovative Health Initiative Joint Undertaking (IHI JU), the consortium will focus on developing the GRIPonMASH Diagnostic Platform which will allow early detection of patients with MASH, better patient stratification and personalized lifestyle advice.

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Tackling cancer: healthy lifestyle and yoga

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Do healthy lifestyle habits help prevent neuroendocrine tumors? Does yoga reduce the side effects of hormone therapy in women with breast cancer? Researchers at UMC Utrecht are addressing these questions in two new studies, for which they have received grants from the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Disturbances in sensory neurons may alter transient pain into chronic pain

Researchers from the Center for Translational Immunology at University Medical Center Utrecht (the Netherlands) have identified that a transient inflammatory pain causes mitochondrial and redox changes in sensory neurons that persist beyond pain resolution.

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Appointment of Scientific Directors and Director EWUU Education to strengthen the alliance between Eindhoven, Wageningen and Utrecht

Ines Lopez Arteaga, Huub Rijnaarts, Roel Vermeulen

The alliance of TU/e, WUR, UU, and UMC Utrecht (EWUU) has appointed two Scientific Directors and a Director EWUU Education to strengthen the collaboration between the four institutes in Eindhoven, Wageningen and Utrecht.

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Number of animal experiments at Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht again virtually unchanged

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The number of animal experiments at Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht has remained almost the same this year. There is a minimal decrease from 20.576 in 2021 to 20.436 in 2022. This appears from the joint 2022 Annual Report on Animal Experiments. 

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UMC Utrecht investigates the link between RSV infection and chronic respiratory tract disease

UMC Utrecht will lead an international consortium that will try to answer a key question that’s in the mind of many pediatricians, infectiologists, pulmonologists and other health professionals: “Why are children that had an RSV infection in early childhood at increased risk of developing asthma later in life?”

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Six Veni grants for researchers at UMC Utrecht

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The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) today awarded 188 promising young scientists a grant of up to € 280,000 through a Veni funding (Veni round 2022). Among them are six researchers from UMC Utrecht. With this grant, the laureates can further develop their own research ideas for the next three years.

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Lodewijk van Rhijn appointed professor of Orthopedics

Lodewijk van Rhijn

Professor Lodewijk van Rhijn made the switch from MaastrichtUMC+ to UMC Utrecht last year, and has been appointed professor of Orthopedics since 15 July. In his assignment, a lot of attention is paid to health care organization (e.g. Integraal Zorg Akkoord), regenerative medicine and biofabrication; important themes within UMC Utrecht.

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Call to politicians: Healthy future for The Netherlands

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With the election manifesto 'Healthy future for The Netherlands', the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centers today appeals to politicians on behalf of all umc's.

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Oscar Franco appointed Professor of Public Health

Oscar Franco

Professor Franco, who has been working at the Julius Center since October 2022, will focus on prevention as of July 15 as newly appointed Professor of Public Health. Prevention is an important theme for UMC Utrecht, and this chair strengthens both its academic underpinning and its application.

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